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Excellent crew members of the Viking "Star" who catered to every passenger as if they were the only ones on board. The food, cleanliness of facilities, entertainment were exceptional. We are usually tough graders and unaccustomed to giving high praise. The overall experience was simply "awesome." We were somewhat apprehensive after reading the reviews prior to sailing. None of the criticisms materialized as the crew's professionalism and competency negated any pre-conceptions. The ship, cabin and room service get an "A." The dining experience at each of their restaurants, especially the "Chef's Table" was remarkable. Unequivocally, the food and drink was as good or better than most 5 star restaurants in Washington DC. The entertainment and activities were commensurate with the age of the passengers. The classical guitarist, pianist and the trio ensemble were great. The highlight of the crew was the intimacy of a smaller ship (930 passengers) and omnipresence of Viking Staff willing to serve and paying attention to detail. Irrespective of their rank, the senior staff were equally vigilant in picking up a piece of paper or clearing the table when needed. The ports and attendant excursions were well chosen and thoroughly enjoyable. The three ports in Norway is a bit too much, especially if you finish there. Highly recommend eliminating one of the ports. The Viking experience surpasses all our earlier ones. Yes, we already signed up for another one and looking forward to another great experience.

An amazing experience and exceptional value--all because of its leadership.

Viking Star Cruise Review by pgidwani

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Excellent crew members of the Viking "Star" who catered to every passenger as if they were the only ones on board. The food, cleanliness of facilities, entertainment were exceptional. We are usually tough graders and unaccustomed to giving high praise. The overall experience was simply "awesome." We were somewhat apprehensive after reading the reviews prior to sailing. None of the criticisms materialized as the crew's professionalism and competency negated any pre-conceptions. The ship, cabin and room service get an "A." The dining experience at each of their restaurants, especially the "Chef's Table" was remarkable. Unequivocally, the food and drink was as good or better than most 5 star restaurants in Washington DC. The entertainment and activities were commensurate with the age of the passengers. The classical guitarist, pianist and the trio ensemble were great. The highlight of the crew was the intimacy of a smaller ship (930 passengers) and omnipresence of Viking Staff willing to serve and paying attention to detail. Irrespective of their rank, the senior staff were equally vigilant in picking up a piece of paper or clearing the table when needed. The ports and attendant excursions were well chosen and thoroughly enjoyable. The three ports in Norway is a bit too much, especially if you finish there. Highly recommend eliminating one of the ports. The Viking experience surpasses all our earlier ones. Yes, we already signed up for another one and looking forward to another great experience.
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Cabin 3050
Clean, ample room and came with a balcony. The stewardess was simply awesome along with the complimentary room service. Thanks for making our stay comfortable and enjoyable.

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